In defiance to China, fishers publicly declare Coast Guard Law ‘null and void’

“The Coast Guard Law is a flagrant display of Chinese military might and moreover, an act of aggression against legitimate claimants of the South China Sea. This legislation explicitly empowers Chinese Coast Guard to shoot any vessel, armed or unarmed, entering Beijing’s illegally-claimed marine waters,” Fernando Hicap, PAMALAKAYA National Chairperson said in a statement.

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PAMALAKAYA trooped Chinese Consulate to protest ‘coast guard law’

“China can’t just order its naval forces to shoot anyone that they consider as foreigners to the maritime waters that they illegally claim. This legislation would heighten the antagonistic approach of Chinese militias against Filipino fishers conducting economic activities within our own fishing grounds. It deserves a strong condemnation and defiance not only from the Filipino people but also from the people of the claimant countries of the South China Sea,” Salvador France, Secretary General of PAMALAKAYA said during the protest.

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